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[nee-buh-loo ng-uh n-leet] /ˈni bəˌlʊŋ ənˌlit/

a Middle High German epic of c1200, related to the Scandinavian Volsunga Saga and telling of the life of Siegfried, his marriage to Kriemhild, his wooing of Brunhild on behalf of Gunther, his murder by Hagen, and the revenge of Kriemhild.
a medieval High German heroic epic of unknown authorship based on German history and legend and written about 1200

German epic poem of 13c., literally “song of the Nibelungs,” a race of dwarves who lived in Norway and owned a hoard of gold and a magic ring, literally “children of the mist,” related to Old High German nebul “mist, darkness,” Old English nifol (see nebula).


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